"Think you can't change the world? Too late, you already have. It was changed for the better the minute you were born. There are more people than you can imagine who will never be the same because they came in contact with you, if only for a fleeting moment." ~Gail Purcell

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

To Google or Not to Google.... That is the Question

So, have you ever tried to google yourself? I was playing around one day and decided to try it.....

Evidently, I am a successful travel agent in Cleveland, Ohio. (Never been there)

I also graduated from High School in Milton Massachusetts in 1962 (pretty good, I was 3 at the time!!).

My picture is on someone's Spanish Face book-type page (Nope, not me)

I am 65, a Sagittarius, and single according to "my" face book page (don't do face book, I am Aquarius!)

So those entries were not me.... but I was found in several other places:

I was listed in a newspaper article with all the city department employees and their salaries.

I was listed on the website of one of the schools I work in.

I signed a petition a couple years ago, and there I was!

I donated money to a couple of local organizations and was listed.

And I showed on on many, many blog postings....( didn't realize my last name also showed up on so many.)

All together 9 google pages came back when I searched..... what about you??

Looking at the proliferation of personal web pages on the Net, it looks like very soon everyone on Earth will have 15 megabytes of fame.  ~M.G. Sriram

You can't take something off the Internet - it's like taking pee out of a pool.  ~Author Unknown, 1995

A blogger is constantly looking over his shoulder, for fear that he is not being followed.  ~Robert Brault


  1. Cute, I especially like the quote about looking over your shoulder in fear of being followed!
    I have an unusual last name, but there is one more of me out there who is a social worker and do gooder. She doesn't seem to blog, though. She and I used to get our accounts mixed up at Nordstrom and Group Health, back when I was gainfully employed. It is interesting to google oneself. You could be surprised!

  2. We all think we are so unique and it is funny to see another face with our name!!
    Some one with my name does the most beautiful works of art in glass. Some one else makes teddy bears. Must be a creative name! ♥

  3. I haven't come across anyone else with my name. What a do find is that my former law school attributes quotes to me that I never said (about their externship program). I wouldn't disagree with the quotes, but no one ever asked me for a quote. Kinda creepy. Makes me think twice about lots of quotes I see in or about things.

    Fun topic.

  4. Yes, there's a town with my name in South Carolina with a dependency rehab clinic. I'm also a slow moving lemur and a 'famous' tennis player or skier..I forget which. The real me fortunately doesn't actually show much :-)

  5. So funny.....and so bizarre!!! Going to google myself ( sounds a bit perverted....YIKES)

  6. How interesting, you have me curious....

  7. WOW.... that was very interesting.. I've never googled myself before and I'm still wondering how I feel about all that information out there!!! LOVED the quotes... what a crack up! Thanks (?) for the experience ha ha xx


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